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Papers of John Anstis


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Notes and transcripts by John Anstis, with some correspondence, for his work The register of the most noble order of the Garter (London, 1726), mounted on leaves from 16th-century editions of year books.


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MSS. Don. d. 126-127

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12731

Biographical / Historical

John Anstis (1669-1744) was a herald, antiquary and MP. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

S. Baker & G. Leigh, 12 December 1768 (Anstis sale), lots 342-3; Sotheby's, 19 December 1960, lot 251.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Stanley Crowe, cat. 70, item 62, and given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1961.
Papers of John Anstis
Emily Tarrant
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